Analysis and use of climate services for capacity building, education and networking for climate change adaptation.

The more climate change is felt in Germany, the more important measures for adapting to its unavoidable consequences become. The implementation of climate adaptation measures requires specialists who have the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies.
But which industries or professions are particularly in focus in this regard? How does the implementation of climate adaptation measures affect professions in the industry context? What role does structural change play by industry? What specific knowledge as well as what skills and competencies will be required (in the future) to best ensure climate adaptation? To what extent is climate adaptation knowledge already embedded in vocational training and higher education? What can be done to make progress in this area and to integrate the job-specific knowledge needed to implement adaptation measures into the education system? Which actors should be involved?

The research project "Analysis and Use of Climate Services for Capacity Building, Education and Networking for Climate Change Adaptation" addresses these and other questions. Education, knowledge transfer and capacity building on climate change impacts and adaptation are key foundations for building climate resilience in our society, environment and economy. Lack of knowledge and lack of skilled workers in relevant sectors and their businesses and enterprises can jeopardize the implementation of climate adaptation measures. Therefore, the aim of the research project is to anchor the topic of climate change adaptation in selected areas of vocational training and higher education.

The project is part of the departmental research plan 2021 of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), which is executed by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). At the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), interdepartmental cooperation is planned for the implementation of the project, bringing in expertise from the areas of qualification, vocational integration and employment (work area 1.2) as well as from the area of regulatory work (work area 2) and the area of vocational education for sustainable development (work area 4.2).